January is #StalkingAwarenessMonth - One in Six women have experienced stalking, as one, I can vouch that It's absolutely terrifying when a man (or anyone) doesn't respect "no", especially when you suffer from ptsd or physical illness. Stalking is NOT flattering, it is NOT love - it's a CRIME. For any of my followers experiencing similar... I'm so sorry and you're not alone. 🙏🏼❤
#repost @ #initiativecolorado Stalking is a form of power and control. It’s a form of intimidation that makes the victim/survivor feel powerless, and it’s all about sending a message. For one, the stalker is sending the message that they have control over the victim’s physical space and environment, and that no matter where they go the abuser will be watching. But it’s also a direct, calculated threat to the individual’s safety and well-being, either through verbal threats or simply their physical presence conveying that they could choose to be violent if they wanted to; they hold all of the power and control. Stalking also deeply impacts a victim’s relationships. Stalkers will often target family members, especially children. They may also threaten the victim’s job security by showing up at their place of work and harassing other employees or the victim’s boss, or contacting your friends and family. For people with disabilities, stalking may be more dangerous because of various barriers that people with disabilities face. For example, someone who uses a wheelchair may not be able to avoid stalking as easily as someone who does not. An individual with anxiety, PTSD, or other mental health conditions may be severely triggered by stalking, impacting their ability to work, socialize, parent, and go about their daily life.
📍Tips: show your friends & neighbors a picture of your stalker so they can keep an eye out. Install a security camera on your property, and report to police any attempts they make w/you and/or your family. •
It's crazy to me that people can be so cruel! It's sick and they need help! You deserve peace.
Note: women stalk too - EQUALLY NOT OK.